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Saturday, 1 April 2017

April Fools Day Facts

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. Let's look at some interesting April Fools Day facts:

In 2002 on April Fools Day NASA posted an image that proved the moon was made of cheese including its expiration date.

An  MIT student once hacked the school’s website to state that Disney has bought the school for $6.9 billion as an April Fools prank.

Gmail originally launched on the 1st of April. Many assumed at first that it was an April Fools joke.
BBC created a hoax in 1957 and convinced people that spaghetti was grown on spaghetti trees in Switzerland and Italy.

In 2018 Easter will fall on April Fools day.

The CEO of Virgin Group, Richard Branson, designed a hot air balloon to look like a UFO and hired a dwarf with an alien-like costume to come out and scare anyone who came near it when it landed in 1989.

A radio DJ once announced on air that a chemical called “Dihydrogen monoxide” was coming out of taps. The people freaked out so much that the DJ almost faced felony charges.

A former UK based company, Gamestation, once stated on April Fools day in 2010 that users who placed an order that day irrevocably give their soul to the company. About 7500 customers actually agreed.

Google actually lost a python snake in their offices in New York on April Fools Day and was not meant as an April Fools Day joke.

The big bang theory in physics was first published on an April Fools Day.

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